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World Jul 29Guatemalans protest president, attorney general
Pressure has been building since Attorney General Consuelo Porras fired anti-corruption special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval.
Nation May 13Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus
U.S. border agencies quickly expelled 600 child migrants in April after federal agencies began prohibiting asylum claims at the southern border, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
World May 04Amid virus fears, deported Guatemalans treated as pariahs back home
Since the pandemic hit, migrants returning to Guatemala from the United States have been mistreated, run off or threatened by neighbors who fear they will bring the virus back with them.
Health Apr 17Scant testing in U.S. migration system risks spreading virus
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed 105 cases of the virus in at least 25 separate detention facilities, along with at least 25 employees.
World Apr 07Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world
The devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
World Jan 21Mexico begins flying and busing migrants back to Honduras
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Hundreds of Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico in hopes of eventually reaching the U.S. were sent back to their homeland or retreated across the border Tuesday after Mexican troops blocked their…
World Jan 20Migrants cross river into Mexico after being refused passage to U.S.
The 3,000 Central American migrants have demanded they be allowed to move freely through Mexico to reach the United States, but Mexican officials have refused.
Nation Nov 21First Honduran returned to Guatemala under U.S. asylum accord
The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case.
World Aug 12Guatemela elects conservative Giamattei as president
Turnout as low as 45% appeared to suggest widespread disillusionment with the political status quo in general.
World Jul 23Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal with U.S.
Negotiations over a potential deal ended when Guatemala's Constitutional Court granted three injunctions preventing that country's president from entering into a deal.